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. >> we had people come to the aror and beg me not to quit. ew deporter: but it's hard recruiting new doctors for the lart of america's heart land. o kansas, 97 of its 105 counties are considered underserved. five counties have no doctor at all. >> it's scary because we don't ysve as many physicians as we need. o reporter: so the university of kansas opened up a branch of its medical school in salina, iat it calls the smallest itdical school in america. it's now on its second class of eight students. >> i cannot wait to bond with the people and feel a sense of belonging. >> reporter: students like julianne rathburn bring one more n ing-- a desire to work in rural america. workou know everybody. everybody knows you. and there's a sense of loyalty and respect. hereeporter: but there is one drawb drawback-- a rural family doctor in america makes on average about $70,000 a year, a specialist, say a cardiologist in a big city like los angeles, earns on average more than in00,000 a year. vn durham, population just over 100, the local doctor recently closed up shop. folks feared her dream of
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